[kwlug-disc] The least hassle upgrade in years ...
adamglauser at gmail.com
Mon May 17 12:58:54 EDT 2010
For what it's worth, I did a fresh install of Lucid and it wasn't all
ponies and rainbows.
After the installer had done it's thing, I tried to boot the new Lucid
install, only to end up at a BusyBox prompt. There was a message about
the kernel having given up waiting for the root device. The error
message suggested specifying the "rootdelay=n" kernel option. This
ended up fixing the problem, I think my motherboard might be to blame
for this one.
I also had trouble with my sound card. I used the sound setting tool to
tell the system I have 5.1 speakers, but for some reason the centre
channel was muted by default. I wasn't able to find a way to fix this
in Gnome, and had to mess around with alsamixer and aplay.
I'm quite happy with the result. Unfortunately I think these would have
ended up being show-stoppers for many new users. I'm lucky (?) to have
struggled through similar problems before, so the problems didn't
actually cause me much grief.
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